The first promo for Katie, the new daytime talker fronted by veteran news reporter Katie Couric, is making rounds, and the No. 1 takeaway would appear to be that, gosh darn it, she is brighter than the sun.
As seen in this 30-second teaser, the onetime Today cohost is all smiles and sunshine as she interacts with a veritable cornucopia of women and rugrats, and even a pooch for good measure.
You’ll also learn that if you bump into her in Central Park, she’ll gladly pose with you for a cell phone snapshot, and maybe even row you across the lake. (Girl’s apparently been working her triceps kickbacks!) And if you’re gonna chill with her over a tall, cold daytime beverage, it appears that Couric is partial to a diet cola or maybe iced tea. (The video evidence is inconclusive.) Oh, and she likes flowers!
As for her stilted sign-off at the end, why does it sound like the Simpsons episode where a TV interview with Homer got sliced-and-diced?
Couric’s talker, which is cleared to air in 95 percent of the United States and on mostly ABC affiliates, premieres Sept. 10.
- Katie Couric